Practical Guide to Sustainable IT

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  • Course: paul Mobbs. A practical guide to sustainable IT. APC, 2002.

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", a hands-on guide to working with everyday technology in an environmentally conscious way."


"examines the way in which our use of information systems interacts with the human environment. It encourages you to think about the context in which we use computers and the internet, how our choices effect the wider environment, and more importantly how global economic and environmental issues are inextricably tied to our use of information technology. This not only includes the direct impacts of power consumption, or the mining of minerals, but also the changes to the economy that have resulted from the greater technological development and mechanisation of what I call the “human system” – the complex and interlinked network of interactions that we have created for ourselves." (

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